Management

Academics

Haslam’s MSM&HR students learn the skills to analyze issues, propose and implement solutions, and effectively optimize human capital for a range of organizations. The program has a strategic human resources focus integrated with core business skills and personal leadership development.

Haslam’s MSM&HR is designed with flexibility in mind, offering evening courses and allowing students to complete the program’s 33 credit hours at their own pace, in one, two or three years. The program is ideally suited for ambitious students who want to move into management positions in HR or any other field regardless of their specific undergraduate degrees or their current level of experience.

Curriculum

The MSM&HR degree requires 33 credit hours.

Leadership and Management Content
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Management
  • Foundations of Effective Leadership
  • Strategic Leadership
Business Content
  • Business Fundamentals: Structure, Functions, and Strategy
  • Finance and Accounting Essentials for Managers
  • Data-Driven Decision Making
Strategic Human Resources Content
  • Organizational Behavior and Development
  • Talent Management (planning, recruiting, selecting)
  • Performance Management (performance appraisal, training, development)
  • Rewards Management (compensation, benefits, total rewards)

*A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 is required on all graduate coursework taken at Haslam to remain in good standing and to receive any graduate degree or certificate from the university.

Sample Curriculum Plans*

1-Year Program Fall Spring Summer
  MGT 520 & HRM 521 MGT 561 HRM 535
  MGT 558 MGT 555 HRM 545
  HRM 550 MGT 553 MGT 556
  MGT 562 HRM 540 MGT 565
  (11 hours) (12 hours) (10 hours)

 

2-Year Program Fall Spring Summer
Year 1 MGT 520 & HRM 521 MGT 561 HRM 535
  MGT 558 MGT 555 HRM 545
  HRM 550    
  (8 hours) (6 hours) (6 hours)
       
Year 2 MGT 562 MGT 553 MGT 556
    HRM 540 MGT 565
  (3 hours) (6 hours) (4 hours)

 

3-Year Program Fall Spring  Summer
Year 1 MGT 520 & HRM 521 MGT 561 HRM 535
  MGT 558 MGT 555  
  (5 hours) (6 hours) (3 hours)
       
Year 2 MGT 562 MGT 553 HRM 545
  (3 hours) (3 hours) (3 hours)
       
Year 3 HRM 550 HRM 540 MGT 556
      MGT 565
  (3 hours) (3 hours) (4 hours)

Course Listings*:
MGT 520 – Foundations of Management (1 hour) – required in 1st fall semester
HRM 521 – Foundations of Strategic HRM (1 hour) – required in 1st fall semester
MGT 553 – Legal & Ethical Issues in Management (3 hours)
MGT 555 – Foundations of Effective Leadership (3 hours)
MGT 556 – Strategic Leadership (3 hours) MGT 558 – Business Fundamentals: Structure, Function, & Strategy (3 hours) – required in 1st fall semester
MGT 561 – Finance & Accounting Essentials for Managers (3 hours)
MGT 562 – Data-Driven Decision Making (3 hours)
HRM 535 – Strategic Performance Management (3 hours)
HRM 540 – Strategic Talent Management (3 hours)
HRM 545 – Strategic Reward Management (3 hours)
HRM 550 – Organizational Behavior & Development (3 hours) MGT 565 – Capstone Weekend Synthesis Event (1 hour) – required in final summer semester
*Course numbers and progression may be subject to change.

Class Profiles

Work experience: current employment is preferred
Undergraduate major: all accepted